Ginola, Lineker & more: Twitter reacts as Tottenham beat Man City

David Ginola and Gary Lineker both tweet their thoughts after Tottenham Hotspur come from behind to beat Manchester City

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Gareth Bale scored Tottenham's third against City Photo: Twitter/Gareth Bale

Tottenham Hotspur gave their top-four hopes a boost and all but ended Manchester City’s Premier League title challenge after mounting a stunning comeback to win 3-1 at White Hart Lane.

Samir Nasri put the visitors ahead early in the first half before Clint Dempsey levelled in the 75th minute, with Jermain Defoe putting Spurs in front and Gareth Bale cementing the three points.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, in chronological order, to Tottenham’s brilliant victory.

West Brom midfielder James Hurst (‏@hursty43) is impressed by City’s opener: “What a goal for City!”

Former Newcastle defender Warren Barton (‏@warrenbarton2) praises Carlos Tevez’s pass for Nasri’s goal: “City on fire…great movement for the goal..”

England legend Gary Lineker (‏@GaryLineker) hails City’s youngest defender for a solid first-half performance: “Goes against the grain praising defenders but Matija Nastasic is going to be a great player!”

Ex-Fulham midfielder Brian McBride (‏@BMcBride20) is thrilled to see his compatriot score: “Go on @clint_dempsey!”

Former Tottenham winger David Ginola (@DavidGinolaCeze) is ecstatic to see Defoe put Spurs ahead: “Defoe, way to go! What a goal for Spurs @SpursOfficial!!! White Hot Lane! #COYS!!!!!”

Ex-Spurs chairman Lord Sugar ‏(@Lord_Sugar) has gone through a rollercoaster of emotions in this match: “Yes, 3-1 Bale… Unbelievable!”

Notts County striker David Cotterill ‏(@cotterill_david) isn’t surprised to see Tottenham’s talisman net: “Shock the Welsh Wizard has scored!! #bale #supersunday!”

Blackpool youngster Nathan Eccleston (‏@NathanEccleston) reckons Bale deserves the PFA award: “Premier league’s best player this season to finish it off, Bale!”

Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan ‏(@piersmorgan) is not looking forward to next week: “A guard of honour, for the biggest traitor in Arsenal history. At our own ground. I think I’m going to be sick. #VanPursestrings”

England legend Peter Reid (‏@reid6peter) is impressed by the comeback: “Terrific Spurs.”

Finally, Swansea goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel (@GerryTremmel) reckons Tottenham deserve a top-four finish: “Spurs simply are a top four side this season!”

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